School in Oadby to run all-day same-subject lessons when it reopens after lockdown
Manor High School, in Copse Close, Oadby has outlined its plans for the new term, which includes lessons in a single subject running up to five hours at a time.
According to the school website, the revised timetable will be in place for at least the first 10 weeks of term.
Vertical tutor groups are being suspended, and pupils will be expected to form 'bubbles' by year group.
"The school was built in 1968 and doesn't really allow for pupils to move with distance between lessons.
"The idea is to run a fortnightly timetable with day-long lessons.
"So on a Monday they will have maths and it will last for the whole day, while a different class might have French all day."
The school website states that a 'programme of 50 lessons will take place across 10 weeks and will be extended if the pandemic necessitates it'.
It also says any 'in-depth and catch-up work will take place over whole days for individual lessons and no learning time is lost'.
The school has also put plans in place to assist SEND pupils, as they can be 'withdrawn and supported for additional or focused work'.
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Students will be kept separate outside lesson time as well, as the school says lunchtimes will be staggered by year group and key stage. Pupils will be escorted to lunch by staff at the agreed times.
Assemblies will also be given in classrooms, seating plans will be changed to minimise student movement and contact, and 'there will be no need to use changing rooms'.
The school's website states that 'the plan means that no further, potentially disruptive, whole-year re-timetabling mid-year, is required'.
The changes mean that if there were to be a virus case at the school, 'the class and staff can be more easily isolated'.